Construx Software Named a Medal Winner of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

Construx Software Named a Gold Medal Winner of Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal


Bellevue, WA - August 14, 2008 - Construx Software was named as the Gold medal winner in the Small Business Category of the "Washington's Best Workplaces" competition by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The event drew more than 1,200 people to Safeco Field on August 13th.

At the awards event on August 13th, the companies with the top scores in the small, medium and large company categories and the top-scoring organization in the nonprofit category were awarded gold medals. They will be profiled in a special publication of the Business Journal on August 15th.

The Washington’s Best Workplaces program was launched last year by the Business Journal to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included more than 300 nominees and the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in each of four different categories were identified as Washington's best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies.

Construx Software is the market leader in software development best practices training and consulting. Construx management has created an environment that empowers employees to perform at their highest level while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Low turnover, consistent profitability, and an exceptional work force are the result. Steve McConnell, Construx CEO, founded the company 10 years ago. “I wanted to create a company that I personally would want to work in the rest of my career.”

“Work-force development has never been more important – or more difficult – than it is in today’s global economy,” said Emory Thomas Jr., publisher of the Business Journal. “We believe the Business Journal, as the Puget Sound area’s top source of business information, has an important role to play in drawing attention to innovations and excellence in the management of our region’s No. 1 resource: its people.”

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About Construx Software Construx Software is the market leader in software development best practices training and consulting. Construx was founded in 1996 by Steve McConnell, respected author and thought leader on software development best practices. Steve’s books Software Estimation, Code Complete, Rapid Development, and other titles are some of the most accessible books on software development with more than a million copies in print in 20 languages. Steve’s passion for advancing the art and science of commercial software engineering is shared by Construx’s team of seasoned consultants. Their depth of knowledge and expertise has helped hundreds of companies solve their software challenges by identifying and adopting practices that have been proven to produce high quality software – faster, and with greater predictability. To learn more about Construx training and consulting services, visit our Web site at or call +1-866-296-6300.

About Puget Sound Business Journal The Puget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field to the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at



Pam McIlroy